single thread noun computing the execution of an entire task from beginning to end without interruption
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On the single-thread machine, one must stitch on the right side always.
The chain stitch when perfectly done should look like the stitch made by a single-thread machine.
Kate Heintz Watson
It could no more open its mouth without twitching its tail, than a single-thread Jack could bow its head without lifting its legs.
W. E. Webb
References to the Watson single-thread machine occur as late as 1860, but no examples are known to have survived.
Grace Rogers Cooper